Best First Cruise: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by meizee
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Best First Cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Let's talk about the teenage program. I went to the teen meet & greet More and within the first 15 minutes, there were already cliques forming. I was lucky that someone opened themselves up and I talked to them until I had to leave, but other than that, there was not much of a warm atmosphere... My advice regarding the meet & greet is look nice; a t-shirt and shorts isn't going to cut it.
Most of the 15-17 events did not happen because no one showed up. The 12-14s had their events (I think), and it was really nice of Fede to offer me access to those events despite the fact I am 16. Unfortunately, I cannot blame Royal Caribbean's program for the lack of teenage participation. They really tried, but it just is not successful when cliques form and do their own thing. It's inevitable.
Luckily for me, I had 28 friends and family, a few friendly teenagers, and numerous adults to socialize with and I had a great time on the ship nonetheless.
I hope Royal Caribbean offers more cruises in California, for I would love to go with my own family to different places on an affordable RCCL ship. Less
Cabin review: 9577
Cabin was a bit small but had enough room for a mother, father, baby, and teenage cousin (that's me!) to wash, sleep, and relax. Most of the time, we were out and about with friends and family. Being alone in the cabin was fine (I just slept whenever I was there anyway).